Many people are under the impression that Service Dogs for America is a federal or state funded agency, however, that is not the case. In the past we have taken advantage of economic development loans and on one occasion we were the recipients of an economic development grant. Compared to the more than one million dollars we have raised since our beginning, less than three percent has come from government sources.
Private and individual donors, along with the Lions Clubs, make up more than sixty percent of our income. Donors include Foundation members, general donors, and federal employees who contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign, our ID #11652. Our Community Partners help support us in a big way and special events are gaining momentum: 2012 included our “It’s Fore the Dogs” Golf Benefit and the 1st annual Bark in the Park, and in 2013 we were selected by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Gives Back Foundation to participate in Giving Hearts Day, a one day online fundraising event on February 14th. Granting foundations provide roughly twenty percent of our annual income, and the remaining dollars are derived from generous donations, in-kind gifts, boarding fees and support from Lions Clubs throughout North Dakota.
Service Dogs for America would like to thank you for your donation; your support means a service dog doesn’t have to be a financial burden for their new human.